** A very cool day for May in the Bay Lake area today and still windy but winds will become lighter in the late afternoon. Cool weather will continue for the upcoming weekend but by next Wednesday May 20th temperatures could be near 80 degrees! If you are planting things outside be careful as some patchy frost is possible this weekend on Sunday morning as lows fall into the low to mid 30s. Spring is moving slow this year but things are greening up quickly now around the Bay Lake area! Lilacs are blooming in Minneapolis now and should bloom around May 20 in the Bay Lake area.
TODAY: Mainly cloudy through 11 A.M. then becoming partly cloudy to sunny during the afternoon with decreasing winds. Winds will be strong through noon producing choppy lake waters then lighter winds after 4 P.M.
High: 56 degrees.
Wind: West-Northwest at 12 to 24 mph through noon then West-Northwest 9 to 18 mph after 3 P.M. and less than 15 mph from the West-Northwest by 5 P.M.
Chance for rain today: 0%.
** The UV Index today is 5, which is MODERATE, meaning you can sunburn in 35 minutes in the noon sun with out sun block even in cloudy conditions.
7 P.M. Weather: Mainly sunny and cool - temperatures will be in the low 50s and winds will be from the West at 7 to 14 mph. Sunset 8:35 P.M.
TONIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy.
Low: 44 degrees.
Wind: East-Southeaset 4 to 8 mph.
Chance for rain tonight: 0%.
FRIDAY: Some sun in the morning then becoming cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing after 1 P.M.
High: 62 degrees
Wind: Southeast at 10 to 20 mph through the early afternoon then beocming West at 10 to 20 mph in the late afternoon and Northwest at 10 to 20 mph in the evening.
Chance for rain: 30% 1 P.M. through 4 P.M. then 60% 4 P.M. through 6 P.M. 70% 6 P.M. through 10 P.M. then 40% after 11 P.M. through 2 A.M.
7 P.M. Cloudy, breezy and cool with scattered showers - temperatures will be in the mid 50s with Northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.
SAT.....................54.......Very cool with gusty Northwest winds all day and cloudy skies in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the late afternoon.
SUN.....................60.......Sunny to partly cloudy - pleasant but cool for May.
MON.....................68.......Partly cloudy, breezy and warmer with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm - chance for rain is 20%.
Average high through the extended period is 68 degrees and the average low is 45 degrees.
Bay Lake Climate Data for today.
Average high:....66 degrees
Average low:.....44 degrees.
Jonathan Yuhas KARE 11 5/14/2009
Click on the boxes below to view live radar data from the National Weather Service in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Duluth/Superior and Fargo/Grand Forks. The radars will indicate active areas of thunderstorms and rain near the Bay Lake/Brainerd areas - Bay Lake is about 20 miles southeast of Brainerd.